Just recently got a job where I will require a public trust. I smoked marijuana 4 years ago 3 times and I sold 20 pills of Adderall to a friend around April 2018, once, for a dollar each, basically enough for some lunch. I am prescribed Adderall and so was he, not that I expect that to make a difference. I have posted similar questions related to my situation but this is now for a public trust and i’m unfamiliar with the process.
I am in the process for a Secret Clearance that started May 13th for another company, and I was denied my interim. I took this job because I’ve been trying to get away from the government and my drug use but due living in D.C. it seems this is impossible. Before anyone says “just find a private sector job”, I just graduated from college so it’s not like jobs just grow on trees for me, i’m taking what I can get. I told the truth on my security prescreen and was still given an offer, but I can’t tell if it’s because my company approved of my history or they overlooked it. I really need this job and it seems my past is coming back to screw me over and I feel frustrated that I told the truth completely while many of my friends that I know did not and told me not to say anything. I just wanted my drug history to not be hanging over my head and to show I’m not able to be blackmailed, but it seems I shot myself in the foot.
How likely are my chances, and will investigators compare answers from my SF-86?